Applications are invited for Lab Manager in the group of Dr Evangelos Tatsis at the Shanghai Institute for Plant Physiology and Ecology (SIPPE) to work in the general area of plant natural products biosynthesis. The newly established group of Dr Evangelos Tatsis is located in the Centre of Excellence for Plant & Microbial Science (CEPAMS) a collaboration between the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the John Innes Centre (JIC).
Plants are an inexhaustible pool of structurally diverse chemicals, which are traditionally known as natural products. Many of these compounds have been used as therapeutic agents since antiquity and have played a crucial role in improving the quality of life. The fundamental goal of our group is to determine how plants make these chemicals. Our major focus is to elucidate, understand and engineer the metabolic pathways which are responsible for the biosynthesis of natural products from Chinese medicinal plants. To address these important goals, we will establish a genome enabled approach, utilizing bioinformatics, molecular biology and enzymology techniques, and a plant based synthetic biology platform.
We are seeking a lab manager with a primary duty to organise and manage a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary international laboratory. The lab manager will be responsible for all aspects of laboratory management, including equipment maintenance and supervision of laboratory reagent stocks, contact and acquisitions from external suppliers and contractors. Strong attention to detail, good communication and interpersonal skills are essential to this role as well as good level of English and Chinese speaking, reading and writing skills. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute in project management and translate documents from English into Chinese and vice versa. The postholder will work closely with the project leader Dr Evangelos Tatsis, as well as the post-docs and students within the group. The successful applicant is expected to interact with other scientific staff, the administration and supporting services of SIPPE.
Training, assisting and advising other lab members are also important to this role. The candidate will also have the option to work independently on his/her own projects. The specific research components will depend on the particular set of skills, experience and qualifications of the candidate.
The position is available as soon as possible.
We are looking for a candidate who has a Master or PhD degree in either Plant Biology or related discipline (eg Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry etc). Expertise in plant transformation, protein expression, enzymology and/or natural products biosynthesis are desirable but not essential. Flexibility, self-motivation, enthusiasm, dedication, teamwork, problem solving ability, excellent organization and record keeping, and scientific understanding of experimental procedures are essential requirements for this position. The successful applicant will need to have good knowledge of both Chinese and English languages.
To Apply: Please send your CV with publication list, cover letter, a short research statement (1 page max) and two reference letters to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information, please contact with Dr Evangelos Tatsis email@example.com.